Word of the Week…

And this week’s #WotW is:

Work

As I was contemplating how my week had gone I realised that, despite only working part time (I head to the office four days a week – one of them is a half day) – I really only see my children for a couple of hours a night Monday through Thursday. For this reason I generally always reach Friday and my week cannot really be summed up by anything central to my role as a parent or to my time with the kids without looking back to the previous weekend. Then I realised that I spent all last Sunday morning at work doing overtime.

On Fridays I take the children to our local toddler group in the mornings (although JJ has pretty much grown out of this experience and is only interested in the biscuits) and then sometimes we go out for lunch with Daddy if he’s got the day off (he works shifts so this is relatively frequent) before EJ’s nap and then an afternoon of Softplay with our lovely NCT friends. By Saturday we are pretty much all completely zonked!

This week I had it confirmed that I will be reducing my hours a little come April giving me an extra day away from the office. This is great for me but doesn’t necessarily mean I will see more of the children as JJ will still be at pre-school and EJ with our childminder for part of the day. However I am hoping that the extra time I have to get organised will free me up to be much more ‘present’ with them when we are together and to have more energy at the weekends. Less work, more play – hurrah!

The Reading Residence

7 thoughts on “Word of the Week…

  1. Oh yes – the work life balance thing. It’s a nightmare to juggle everything in…hopefully you’ll find that by having that extra day at home, with some of it child free, means you can get on top of the boring stuff and concentrate on the fun on Fridays and at the weekends. Good luck – really enjoying your blog!

  2. Less work more play can only be a good thing, right?! The eternal balance with family. Sounds like you’ve something to look forward to there in April, so hope it all goes smoothly 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

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